I am very excited to have the Divergence Jazz Orchestra feature a full set of my music. This 18-piece band showcases many of Sydney's finest young jazz musicians. It's going to be really fun sitting in as a guest soloist on a few tunes too. Woohoo!
'Led by composer Jenna Cave and trombonist Paul Weber, Divergence Jazz Orchestra is made up of 18 of Sydney’s most accomplished young jazz musicians; receiving critical acclaim for their 2013 album release 'The Opening Statement'.
At this upcoming performance at Foundry616, Divergence Jazz Orchestra will be presenting music by award-winning composer and saxophonist Rafael Karlen (Brisbane), alongside some new works by band members. Rafael will be joining Divergence off the back of his recent album launch and commissioned composition premiere at the 2014 Brisbane International Jazz Festival.
“Divergence Jazz Orchestra is one of Australia’s keepers of the big band flame…An astonishing array of Australia’s best and brightest” - John Hardaker, AustralianJazz.net
“Superb playing and compositions”- Ivan Lloyd, ABC Jazz
“Four stars”- John McBeath, The Australian
FOUNDRY616- 616 Harris St, Ultimo.
Tix $20/$15 at the door, prebooked tix and table booking available online.
CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER – Jenna Cave;
TROMBONES – Paul Weber (Co-Musical Director, lead), Brendan Champion, Tim Coggins, Luke Davis(bass);
TRUMPETS AND FLUGELHORNS- Matthew Collins (lead), Paul Murchison, Luke Stephens, Paul Meo, Will Gilbert;
SAXOPHONES AND WOODWINDS- Justin Buckingham (lead alto, soprano, flute), Joshua Willard (alto, clarinet), Evan Harris (tenor, soprano, flute), Louis Klassen (tenor), Anna Leckie (baritone);
RHYTHM- Luke Liang (guitar), Andrew Scott (piano), David Groves (bass), James McCaffrey (drums);
GUEST COMPOSER- Rafael Karlen (soloist -tenor sax)'